Ranching Team

Meet the Ranchers
Our Team

Mr. Franklin Dowell is the Ranch Manager at both the Cartersville and Ringgold ranches in Georgia. He also helped start up the Rollins Ranch in White, Georgia, and was manager there for 1.5 years until the current manager was hired. He began his career with Rollins Ranches in 1998 as manager of their Cartersville ranch. Prior to joining Rollins Ranches, he managed the Marechal Ranch in Richards, TX for almost 15 years, and before that, the A-Bar Ranch in Huntsville, TX for 5 years. He graduated from Texas A&M in 1976. Achievements include being Vice President and then President of the Red Carpet Cattlemen’s Association for 3 years and a board member for 10 years. He is currently on the board of directors for the Bartow Co. Farm Bureau in Cartersville, GA.

Daryl Thomas is the Manager of Rollins Ranch Yeehaw Plantation located at Rollins Ranch Blue Cypress in Florida. He has been with Rollins Ranch for nearly 1 year. Daryl has been a Ranch Manager for 15 years. He began his career at age 19, working and gaining experience in training hunting and field trial dogs. Daryl worked as an Assistant Manager at Nilo Plantation in Albany, Georgia where he furthered his knowledge for Wildlife Habitat Management. Daryl manages a very special place at Rollins Ranch, a nearly 7,000 acre piece of Old Florida land turned from cattle to hunting ground. This is a private hunting preserve used primarily for quail hunting by the Rollins family and their guest. The land which is intensely managed and home to the Bobwhite Quail, Osceola Turkey, and Whitetail Deer is picturesque of native Florida pinewoods, oak woods, and cabbage palms. The Plantation is also home to Blue Cypress Kennels, where superb English Labrador Retrievers and Pointers are bred, trained, cared for and sold. Daryl plays an active role in managing, training and conditioning the dogs all year for hunting season. Daryl grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is an active member of the Field Trial Association. When he is not working the string of Rollins hunting dogs, managing and preparing an exceptional hunting experience for the Rollins family and their guests, he enjoys going to the beach, competing in Field Trials, and spending time with his family. Daryl lives on the Plantation with his wife, they have 3 children and 4 grandchildren.

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